Tracey Quezada | Director | Editor
Tracey Quezada is a Mexican-American documentary filmmaker and editor with over fifteen years of experience. Quezada recently edited a feature produced by KQED that premiered in March 2020 titled “Dear Homeland” about an award-winning undocumented musician, Diana Gameros. She writes, directs and edits independent documentaries and branded content for organizations such as the Othering and Belonging Institute, the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, The New York Hall of Science, and UC Berkeley, among others. Raised by her single mother and Mexican-American grandparents who were farmworkers, Tracey pulls from her personal experience when telling stories about marginalized communities. She has edited content for KQED, Frontline World and Center for Digital Storytelling. She was recognized by the San Francisco International Women’s Film Festival for her achievements in media and activism. She is a former BAVC National MediaMaker Fellow, National Association for Latino Independent Producers Fellow, and a recent grant recipient of the Berkeley Film Foundation for her film When You Were Young. She was selected for UC Berkeley Journalism’s Investigative Reporting Program’s workshop for independent documentary filmmakers.
Katie Galloway | Director | Producer
Katie Galloway is a documentary filmmaker and investigative reporter with 20+ years directing, producing, reporting and writing projects for film, television, radio and online distribution. Her films have broadcast nationally on PBS Frontline, POV, Netflix, CBS, and NYT Op-Docs; have screened at New York MoMA’s Director’s Fortnight, the Film Society at Lincoln Center and on Capitol Hill and have launched online visual journalism sites including Field of Vision and The Marshall Project’s ViewFinder series. A four time Sundance Fellow and former Filmmaker in Residence at U.C. Berkeley’s Investigative Reporting Program, Galloway has taught Documentary Production at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and at U.C. Berkeley, where she received her Ph.D. in 2012. She lives in Los Angeles.
Center for Digital Storytelling
Ella Baker Center for Human Rights
Eva and Lucius Eastman Foundation
Global Fund for Women
New York Hall of Science
Othering and Belonging Institute
KQED | PBS
Claudia Escobar is a cinematographer and director, her work explores stories about immigration and identity. Her feature documentary Dear Homeland premiered in March 2020. Escobar has directed and edited short fiction films, stop motion animation and non-fiction content for KQED, AJ+, Common Sense Media, National Geographic and Mission Local. Escobar received an Emmy for her work at KQED and was a 2019 YBCA fellow. She recently produced a series for AJ+ Español about decolonization in Latin America. Her films have premiered at San Francisco International Latino Film Festival, Miami International Fashion Film Festival and Bokeh South Africa International Film Festival.
Robin Mortarotti | Cinematographer
Robin Mortarotti is an award-winning filmmaker with over thirty-five years experience as producer and director of photography on feature, documentary, commercial, and promotional films. He has produced numerous international shoots and has earned a C.I.N.E. Golden Eagle, a local daytime Emmy, and many other awards. A Death in the Family won Columbia/duPont and Sigma Delta Chi awards for its examination of the effects of television on society and aired as a segment of “Bill Moyers Journal” on PBS. Enrique’s Story, produced for the California State Library Literacy Services and narrated by James Earl Jones, was nominated for an Academy Award.
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